Dr. John C. Fisher, a pediatric pathologist, died Thursday in Women & Children's Hospital. He had requested to spend his final days in the hospital where he devoted 36 years of work. He was 75.
Born and raised in Kildare County, Ireland, Dr. Fisher attended medical school at University College, Dublin. He moved to Montreal in 1970 to receive additional medical training.
One year later, Dr. Fisher came to Buffalo and began working in the pathology department at what was then Children's Hospital of Buffalo.
In addition to his work at the hospital, Dr. Fisher was a professor of pathology at the University at Buffalo.
He was a member of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the European-based Paediatric Pathology Society. He also served on the medical councils of Ireland and England.
"His motto was: 'Be kind and you'll always be happy. Treat everyone, no matter how low, in service with respect. They are all unique people,' " said his secretary of 37 years, Linda Hovey. "He was very respected by everyone at the hospital."
Dr. Fisher is survived by a brother, Dennis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1035 Delaware Ave.